Co-ordinates: 55.67.818N: -1.90.4723W
Address: Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2PB
Good for visiting: (Click to go to the relevant post on each) Berwick on Tweed, Holy Island, Bambrugh, Ford & Etal, the Cheviot Hills. We also popped into Scotland visiting Eyemouth.
Phone & e-mail: 01289 381283
Date Visited: September 2017
Questions:- (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)
What are the pitches like?
Hardstandings + grass area for tents. Plenty big enough. The pitches are at the back of a working farm facing old farm buildings with a hedge behind. You need to walk down the lane a little to see any views!
Is there water on each pitch?
No – 1 tap centrally located. No problems
What is the electric like?
10A– we had no problems
By the tap
What’s the site access like?
Access is good from the main road. It is the lane AFTER the level crossing. The lane is potholey – it does lead to a working farm. However, on the day we left the holes were being filled in, so this does get addressed.
What are the Sanitary facilities like?
Toilets: 1 toilet, fully enclosed behind the farmhouse. This is cleaned daily (unlike some certificated sites we’ve stayed on).
Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful
Showers: No shower on this site
What other facilities are there?
Bins and CWD
Information room and book swap (in the toilet)
Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?
There is no separate internet available. Good signal if you have your own.
What’s the welcome like?
We met the owner fairly quickly and were able to pay the balance of our stay by credit card. There is a board up clearly showing who is allocated to what pitch.
How much is it?
We paid £14 per night including electric.
What’s the area like?
Close to the busy railway line. However, although this occasionally shook the van, it didn’t actually bother us at all. It is about 4 miles from the village on Holy Island – we cycled; there’s a good path as far as the causeway and then you’re on the road, but it’s not overly busy.
There is a pub at the junction with the A1 (about a mile away) as well as a garage (with a shop). It’s not far at all from Berwick on Tweed with plenty of takeaway and eating options.
With the A1 close by there are lots of places accessible – there’s plenty to do 🙂
The peace and quiet (apart from the trains!)
We didn’t like so much:-
The cars from the house behind the site tended to drive a little fast through it
We moved on to the Dunbar in Scotland